Old Lyme for Old Lyme!

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Dave Kelsey, Janet Sturges, Jude Read, and Matt Olson

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Dave moved to Old Lyme in 2001 where he’s raised his two daughters, Alex and Mandy. In 2010, Dave founded a commercial real estate firm and established Old Lyme as the national headquarters, with 16 staff in Old Lyme and over 200 additional staff through the country—having purchased over $1.4 billion of real estate since 2010. Dave’s commitment to the Old Lyme community is extensive. In addition to raising his family and establishing a business in town, Dave has served on the Old Lyme Board of Finance for over 10 years, Sound View Commission for six years, Board of Old Lyme PGN Library for six years and 3 years as the treasurer, Finance Committee Chairman and member of the MacCurdy Salisbury Educational Foundation, and served four years on the Facilities Committee for Regional School District 18.  Dave is absolutely committed to responsible fiscal management of the town well-balanced with our community needs and priorities. Please vote for Dave Kelsey for Board of Finance on Tuesday, November 5th!


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Jude has been fortunate to have spent most of her life on the Connecticut shoreline, living in Old Lyme for over 35 years in Old Lyme.  In 1983 Jude married her husband, Sloan Danenhower, and then raised their two children, Megan Read, and Will Danenhower, both of whom attended the excellent Lyme-Old Lyme public schools.  
Civically, Jude has served on the Board of Finance, Board of Education, the MacCurdy Salisbury Foundation and the Old Lyme Historical Society.  Professionally, she has owned and/or managed several successful small businesses, including the Cheese Shop in Essex, Ciel in Old Saybrook, and her own consulting business. Jude is a proud volunteer in LOL schools and served as a Girl Scout Leader. Please vote for Jude Read on Tuesday, November 5th!

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Board of Finance- Alternate

Matt is a U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of service. Matt served as Naval Aviator and received multiple awards including, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (Strike/Flight), Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achieve Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achieve Medal. 

In 2009 Matt moved to Old Lyme to raise his family. He has 3 kids, all of whom are either graduates or current members of the Lyme-Old Lyme Public School system. Matt has an executive MBA from Naval Postgraduate School and a BA from Northwestern University. Matt’s commitment to public service is evident in everything he’s accomplished. Please vote for Matt Olson for Board of Finance on Tuesday, November 5th!


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Janet has lived in Old Lyme for over 50 years with her husband and two children, both of whom attended the Lyme-Old Lyme public schools. Janet was first elected to the Board of Finance in 2003. In addition to being a realtor in town for many years, Janet has an extensive resume of community public service. She served as President of the  Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library from 1979-1981 and was a member of the Board of Education from 1997-1981.  Janet is an active Parishioner at Christ the King Church and has served for over 50 years. She was on the building committee for Christ the King Church prior to its opening in 2005. Additionally, Janet has been a member of the Parish Council and was a Eucharists minister.   Please vote for Janet Sturges for Board of Finance on Tuesday, November 5th!